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25 October 2017

Kurdish referendum declared illegal

For a united socialist struggle for self-determination: In just a few weeks the situation for Kurdish people in Iraqi Kurdistan has gone from euphoria to anger and fear

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5 April 2017

Turkey: Erdogan seeks sweeping dictatorial powers in referendum

If the 16 April constitutional referendum called by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government results in a 'No' vote, it would constitute the beginning of the end of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's corrupt and polarising regime, which is based upon repression, chaos and fear.

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8 February 2017

Syria: Is an end to the war in sight?

The military victory in Aleppo by Assad's regime and its foreign backers was a turning point in the war in Syria. It has put the Syrian government once more in formal control of the country's main urban centres. Serge Jordan of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) examines if this is the prelude to a broader peace settlement that could end the horrors inflicted on the Syrian people.

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6 July 2016

Turkey: Deadly terrorist attack at Istanbul airport

A terrorist attack, presumed to have been carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis), killed at least 43 people and injured 239 others at the Istanbul Atatürk airport on 28 June.

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8 March 2016

Thousands march in solidarity with Kurds in Turkey

On 6 March was the first national demo against Turkey's war on the Kurds

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2 March 2016

Stop the war on the Kurds!

A horror is being perpetrated on Kurdish people in south east Turkey. Since summer 2015, the Turkish government has declared curfews in seven provinces, enforced by tanks and heavy artillery. There have been hundreds of deaths and arrests, and a massacre in the town of Cizre.

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Tens of thousands demonstrated in London against the government\'s plan to escalate attacks on Syria, photo by Paul Mattsson

14 October 2015

Syria: Western governments' interventionist strategy in tatters

After four and a half long, bloody years of civil war in Syria - with over a quarter of a million dead and eleven million displaced - there is still no end in sight

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29 July 2015

Turkey: only workers' unity can end terrorism, division and war

On 20 July, 32 young people, members of the Socialist Federation of Youth Associations, in the South East Turkish town of Suruc, were horrifically killed by a suicide bombing most likely carried out by ISIS terrorists, writes Paula Mitchell.

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8 October 2014

Middle East: Repel IS and Western imperialism

Fight for democratic workers' defence and Kurdish self-determination: The plight of Kurds and others in Kobane in Syria, besieged by the Islamic State, fills people with horror

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1 October 2014

US led bombings will worsen divisions

The brutal bombing onslaught led by US imperialism on 'Islamic State' held parts of Iraq and Syria is pouring more fuel on the fires of civil war. Abhorrence is felt by people across the globe at reports of Islamic State killings. But the air attacks will solve nothing

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15 August 2014

Iraq: Only united action can stop sectarian war

Iraqis and Kurds must not trust imperialist 'helpers': Millions of working people around the world have been shocked at the rapid advance of the extreme religious fundamentalists of ISIS

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Part of the massive demo against war in Iraq, 15 February 2003, photo Molly Cooper

17 June 2014

Iraq: Oil war's bloody legacy

At the time of Bush and Blair's catastrophic and criminal invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Socialist Party warned it could lead to the break-up of Iraq and terrible sectarian war that is now being played out in front of the eyes of the world

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26 March 2014

Turkey: new wave of protests

Corruption and police violence exposed: In the run-up to Turkey's local elections on 30 March, tensions are rising. The way in which Prime Minister Erdogan is clinging on to power regardless of the cost is causing outrage

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12 June 2013

Syria threatens sectarian middle east war

Urgent need for independent working class socialist organisations: The capturing of the strategically important city of Qusair by pro-government forces, including Hezbollah and Iraqi Shias, marks a new stage in the bloody quagmire of Syria and is likely to have wide ramifications, writes Peter Taaffe

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19 June 2004

Kurdish people's struggle: No Trust In Imperialist Powers

SINCE THE war on Iraq, the Kurds have stood out in stark contrast to the rest of the Middle East. They welcomed the war, fought for the US, and celebrated the occupation as liberation. Their leaders even offered Kurdish fighters to help put...

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4 April 2003

Kurds - A History Of Western Betrayals

THE US is using armed Kurdish groups in the north of Iraq as a proxy army against Saddam Hussain's forces...

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28 March 2003

Turkish state threatens Iraqi Kurds

BUSH AND Blair hope that the battle for Baghdad will not be too long and too bloody. They also have the problem of the Turkish troops mustering on the border of predominantly Kurdish northern Iraq...

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28 February 2003

Bush tries to carve up Iraq After Saddam

HUGE ANTI-war demonstrations have forced Tony Blair to try to justify his bellicose position. He complains that people don't understand the 'moral case' for attacking Iraq.

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